5 Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

During the holiday season, many people experience weight gain due to overeating. Avoid this by following these five ways to avoid overeating this holiday season, written by Advanced Neurotherapy's very own health coach Shayna Strickland!

Halloween Candy Allergies

By Shayna Ross, Health Coach

Halloween can be a challenge, and even heart breaking, for children with food allergies and restrictions, as well as for their families. Halloween is a time where exclusion is particularly difficult for children to understand. "All the other kids can eat their candy, why can't I?"  However, there are ways to help your child and others! You can help make this year as inclusionary  as possible for all children, even those with candy allergies! Here are some hints and resources!

October Health: How to Survive Sweets Season

It’s that time again…wh ere candy and sugar-packed treats are everywhere we turn, in  preparation for Halloween. Do you enjoy the occasional treat, or do you gobble all that finds its way into your path? Here are some ways to help minimize your consumption whether your motivation is to keep your blood sugar and weight in check, or to avoid perpetuating cravings:
 
1. Drink plenty of water! I know that seems odd, but it helps you to feel full and therefore minimize the temptation to eat, especially quick, easy, high calorie, high sugar treats.
 
2. Carry fruit with you and consume that any time you have an urge to eat a sugary treat. This will give you healthy sweets – and really you can only eat so much in a day!
 
3. Make sure you have access to healthy food and eat at regular intervals. You’re more likely to grab the closest sugar-loaded snack if you haven’t eaten a healthy balanced meal, or if you have gone too long between meals and just need something quickly.
 
4. Have some watered down juice accessible. Juice can actually be surprisingly high in sugar, though natural as opposed to processed and refined. But sugar none-the-less. Try watering down some juice so that you still get some sweet, but just enough to satisfy the craving rather than spike your blood sugar
 

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

For those who may not know, Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that virtually destroys the digestive tract and is only reversed by a gluten-free diet.  The main challenge with being diagnosed with Celiac is that it requires an intestinal biopsy.  Needless to say, this is an invasive and not appealing option for those who think they only feel discomfort from gluten-containing grains and do not see the bigger picture. This is one reason people choose to go gluten free - they don't feel right and their doctor suggests trying a gluten-free diet to see if they feel better rather than doing a biopsy.

4 Reasons for Neurotherapy Before Finals

At this point in the school year, finals are just around the corner. Academic success relies greatly on several contributing factors related to your child’s overall health. Read this list of 4 ways neurotherapy can benefit your child before the hardest academic challenge of the year! 

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